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Elementary Social Worker (19-20 school year) Hiawatha Academies -Minneapolis

Posted on 2019-08-13 10:39:29 AM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694840808&sdata=Z3RGcw3IDfz1rVhslkRla4FuoKlfyZkkyoW%2BZEY%2BepI%3D&reserved=0> is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that &#8220;All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.&#8221; We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Fstudents-and-families%2Fstudent-and-school-awards%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694850808&sdata=qhA0KeSLiZ0bZXZIDufhXCeh6rhmG2mzQGUh3VVbi9Q%3D&reserved=0> of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve. Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Four-schools%2Fhla-northrop%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694850808&sdata=bb0jeVG2qQuL1Xnv5%2FK28hoBFTYD%2FhdqD7zOcL4Itjw%3D&reserved=0> (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars. Hiawatha Leadership Academy Northrop (HLA-N) is currently seeking a dedicated full-time Social Worker and teammate, someone who is passionate about creating and maintaining an environment where high expectations thrive and all students feel supported, to join our team for the 2019-2020 school year. TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KjWUiUAN%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694860798&sdata=nVqlPF7GwwKMqhBZ%2FEme51DylaJqTYSq3i%2F1Ml8VFWQ%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description The Social Worker for HLA-N will work under the guidance of the Principal. They must strategically support the school&#8217;s mission through providing effective supports for students and for teachers. The Social Worker will help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life. Responsibilities General Responsibilities * Serve as a member of the HLA-N Support Team * Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students staff and parents, and supports the school&#8217;s mission * Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to maintain a positive school culture * Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position * Social/Emotional Counseling and Support * Plan and conduct individual and group counseling sessions to address social/ emotional/ behavioral needs including: social skills development, gender identity development, grief counseling, relationship counseling, mental health care, emotional regulation, etc. * Prepare and maintain a cumulative counseling record for each student * Work with students who have counseling minutes as outlined on their IEPS and maintain current special education paperwork in compliance with due process requirements * Manage mental health emergencies as outlined in school policy. Situations may include the need to utilize emergency services, contact Hennepin County Care and Protection, and coordinate outside mental health support services * Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school * Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards * Stay apprised of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation * Serve as a resource to staff on supporting specific students in the classroom by modeling interventions and offering clinical insight, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse * Act as a referral source to families for outside services which may include: outside therapy, health insurance, housing, legal advice, medical services, and utilities * Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to coordinate the scheduling and service provided by contracted therapists Perform other duties as required and assigned The Social Worker must support Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission and vision. They must operate within the organization&#8217;s policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KjWUiUAN%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694860798&sdata=nVqlPF7GwwKMqhBZ%2FEme51DylaJqTYSq3i%2F1Ml8VFWQ%3D&reserved=0>. Core Value and Beliefs All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values: 1) Children are at the center of everything we do. 2) Our mission requires bold thought and action. 3) We choose optimism. 4) We push ourselves to improve. 5) We are stronger together. 6) We create fun and a little weirdness. Equity Vision To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Fabout-hiawatha%2Fclosing-the-opportunity-gap%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694870798&sdata=EQtxip0zdVbMn5RwbhcIPeVLpGJ%2BTvdumBtwpsY6ht8%3D&reserved=0>. Hiawatha Employment Logistics * Hiawatha Academies elementary students&#8217; school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday. * Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day. * Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm. * All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school. Skills & Qualifications Required: * MN school social worker license (or ability to gain license) * A minimum of 2 years of experience in a low-income school or with low-income populations * Knowledge of local services pertaining to child and family mental health and development * Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and with students * Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making * Adherence to the highest ethical standards * A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars * Ability to navigate complex challenges with a results-oriented mindset * Skill in the preparation and maintenance of accurate records and files * Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention involving student behavior * Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; set priorities; deal diplomatically with difficult individuals; and supervise others Highly Preferred: * Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong) * Previous experience in middle school counseling TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KjWUiUAN%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cc094c9c4e17e4568583c08d720046c7c%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013075694870798&sdata=YL3xVs3hZdwC6G%2FTL9OlJEdjyPBW%2FuJ9lJK9JFOmUMQ%3D&reserved=0>.

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds SchoolsHiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy Northrop (HLA-N) is currently seeking a dedicated full-time Social Worker and teammate, someone who is passionate about creating and maintaining an environment where high expectations thrive and all students feel supported, to join our team for the 2019-2020 school year.

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.  

Job Description

The Social Worker for HLA-N will work under the guidance of the Principal. They must strategically support the school’s mission through providing effective supports for students and for teachers. The Social Worker will help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the HLA-N Support Team
  • Foster a school climate that promotes respect and appreciation for all students staff and parents, and supports the school’s mission
  • Build effective relationships among teachers, parents, and the community to maintain a positive school culture
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position
  • Social/Emotional Counseling and Support
  • Plan and conduct individual and group counseling sessions to address social/ emotional/ behavioral needs including: social skills development, gender identity development, grief counseling, relationship counseling, mental health care, emotional regulation, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain a cumulative counseling record for each student
  • Work with students who have counseling minutes as outlined on their IEPS and maintain current special education paperwork in compliance with due process requirements
  • Manage mental health emergencies as outlined in school policy. Situations may include the need to utilize emergency services, contact Hennepin County Care and Protection, and coordinate outside mental health support services
  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school
  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards
  • Stay apprised of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation
  • Serve as a resource to staff on supporting specific students in the classroom by modeling interventions and offering clinical insight, as well as identifying and reporting child abuse
  • Act as a referral source to families for outside services which may include: outside therapy, health insurance, housing, legal advice, medical services, and utilities
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Support Services to coordinate the scheduling and service provided by contracted therapists

Perform other duties as required and assigned

The Social Worker must support Hiawatha Academies’ mission and vision. They must operate within the organization’s policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.    

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.
  • Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day.
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • MN school social worker license (or ability to gain license)
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a low-income school or with low-income populations
  • Knowledge of local services pertaining to child and family mental health and development
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues and with students
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to ensure the highest level of service for our scholars
  • Ability to navigate complex challenges with a results-oriented mindset
  • Skill in the preparation and maintenance of accurate records and files
  • Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention involving student behavior
  • Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; set priorities; deal diplomatically with difficult individuals; and supervise others

Highly Preferred:

  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)
  • Previous experience in middle school counseling

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.